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[219S. Prohibition of deposit of rubbish or filth or excreta in water bodies and water sources.- (1) No person shall deposit rubbish or filth or excreta in a public water course or water body or any such water source vested in the Village Panchayat under sub-section (1) of section 218 or allow to flow waste water into it or pollute the water in any other way engage or depute or compel or instigate any person to do such activity.

(2) An offence under sub-section (1) shall be cognizable and non-bailable.

(3) Whoever commits an offence referred to in sub-section (1), shall, on conviction, be punishable with fine which shall not be less than ten thousand rupees but not exceeding twenty five thousand rupees and with imprisonment for a term which shall not be less than six months but not exceeding one year.

219T. Punishment for depositing or throwing any rubbish or solid waste in contravention of the provisions of this Act.— Whosoever deposits or throws any rubbish or solid waste or carcasses in contravention of the provisions in this Chapter, if not falling under the purview of section 219S, shall on conviction, be punishable with fine which shall not be less than five hundred rupees but may extend to two thousand rupees.”

219U. Seizure and confiscation of vehicle used for carrying filth or excreta. (1) The secretary of the Panchayat or an officer of the Panchayat authorised by the Secretary in this behalf or a police officer not below the rank of a Sub-Inspector shall, seize a vehicle carrying filth or excreta through public place or public road with the intention or preparation to commit an offence under section 2199 or having reasonable cause to suspect that the vehicle is on its return after being used for such deposit, and shall after following such procedures as may be prescribed produce before the Sub-Divisional Magistrate having jurisdiction.

(2) After conducting such inquiry and following such procedures as may be prescribed, the vehicle so seized may be released or confiscated, as the case may be.

(3) Where the vehicle is confiscated, it shall be auctioned and the amount be credited to the Panchayat fund.]

[219V. Management of waste at source.- (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in Sections 219A to 219U of this Act, the owner or the person having the lawful management or control of trade centres, hospitals, markets, slaughterhouses, chicken stalls, fish stalls, marriage halls, flats, multi storied buildings, hotels, catering service establishments, houses having a plinth area of more than 100 square metres and such other establishments as may be notified by the Village Panchayat, shall, -

(a) keep the waste originated in such buildings, establishments or places, segregated as bio-degradable and non bio-degradable waste at the source itself, in such manner as may be prescribed and as provided for in the bye-laws of the Village Panchayat and set up sufficient facilities in this behalf;

(b) process and dispose of in appropriate manner the bio-degradable waste